body heat


Definition of body heat

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activities

called also animal heat

Examples of body heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, temperature differences between warmer body heat and colder ambient air caused aerosols to rise in a plume a few meters above the performers. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "University of Minnesota, orchestra study aerosols from instruments," 17 Oct. 2020 For example, researchers at Northwestern recently demonstrated a novel thread that can turn body heat, or any thermal energy, into electricity. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Battery-Free, Energy-Harvesting Perpetual Machines: The Weird Future of Computing," 3 Oct. 2020 The video’s infrared gaze captures a man’s body heat and breathing. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Outdoor gallery Sweet Pass Sculpture Park hosts a haunting nighttime installation," 15 Sep. 2020 Dogs with short coats can lose body heat quickly in cool water, and a life jacket can keep them warm. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Dog Life Jacket," 14 Sep. 2020 Overdosing on Benadryl can lead to these symptoms and more: Excessive body heat and flushed skin, in the process of overheating. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the Benadryl Challenge on TikTok? Why Experts Say This Trend Is Highly Dangerous," 9 Sep. 2020 The $395 smartwatch also is equipped with advanced heart rate and breathing rate tracking technology as well as a skin temperature sensor measures body heat. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Fitbit's new lineup features a smartwatch that might pick up fever, stress symptoms," 25 Aug. 2020 The molecules in sweat get their energy from your body heat, and vice versa—when the water evaporates, your skin temperature goes down. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Robotic Hand Stays Cool by Sweating," 31 Jan. 2020 The plan is for indoor dining with the windows and French doors of her home to be wide open, and guests spaced far enough apart to negate the benefit of body heat. Sam Whiting,, "How an ER doctor plans a dinner party during the pandemic," 2 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of body heat

1861, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Body heat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of body heat

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activity

called also animal heat

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